The Maryland Court of Appeals decided Lanay v. Daniel Realty, another lead paint case. The basic issue in the case is when can you read in the deposition or discovery answers of a party who is no longer a party? The short, take-home message for Maryland accident lawyers is don’t assume you can read in the discovery answers of a party in a multiple party case if you think there is any chance that one of the defendants might have to settle or be dismissed from the case.
Interestingly, this appeal was marred by the fact that there was a technical malfunction with the audio recording device during the trial in Baltimore City, which made the record sketchy.
You can find the case here.